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Occurred : 9/10/2009 20:00 (Entered as : 09/10/09 20:00)
Reported: 9/20/2009 7:30:35 PM 19:30
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: Providence, CT
Shape:
Duration:20 seconds
large, double beamed spotlight high in the sky

Date of sighting: 9/19/09 Approximate time: 8:00 pm Place: Providence, RI (East Side) Direction: in the sky over the highway (I95) While walking to my car with a friend I saw a large, bright light in the sky. It was clearly a light, not a star, and looked to be the size of a large spotlight with one primary beam coming down. However, it was partially obscured behind a house, so I did not at first see that, while there was only one “light”, there were in fact two beams coming down. Also, this light was extremely high in the sky; this was clear by the fact that the length of the light beams, despite coming from an intensely bright light, ended far, far above the ground, what looked like miles from our perspective. Nothing on the ground was therefore illuminated.

As soon as I rounded the bend and saw these beams, they immediately began to disappear in a strange manner. Rather than getting smaller and smaller as they ascended, the brightness diminished in a nanosecond; what was left was the “after light”. It appeared that the light had perhaps disappeared behind a cloud; however, the night seemed to ! be cloudless, based on the fact that stars were visible (although, due to the density of ground light, there were not many of them). The “after light” lasted several seconds as it got dimmer and dimmer; it was clear that the “lights” had not been turned off, rather, that whatever they were attached to was ascending rapidly in the sky. The entire incident last approximately 20 seconds. It was witnessed by myself and my friend, who saw essentially the same thing (though she did not have as good a view as I did, being more blocked by the house that had at first obscured my full view).